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August 3, 2015 (12)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held August 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday and Trustee Saunders were present.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of public
hearing and regular meeting July 20, 2015 as typed.
Jim Martin, LA Group, presented the Board with a draft proposal of amendments to the Planned Urban Development District (PUDD) code. Some of the changes proposed include reducing size of proposed PUDD from 25 acres to 3 acres and increase the Village Board’s role in the approval process. The draft ties in with the current Schedule of Uses under the Zoning Code, Mr. Martin asked the Board to review and schedule a workshop to discuss Board input.
Dave Butler requested use of a portion of the beach property to set up an Italian Ice cart. Mr. Butler would be required to comply with DOH, submit a vendor’s permit application, sign a hold harmless agreement and provide a certificate of insurance naming the Village.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved use of beach property
for Dave Butler’s Italian Ice cart upon receipt of all required items, through
September 7, 2015.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 8/3/15 read & filed.
Resolution #22 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #4:
Payroll $35,447.17; General $127,152.88; Water $2,636.54; Sewer $14,822.15; and
Capital Reserve $31,169.39.
Resolution #23 approved, budget transfers.
Resolution #24 approved, payment to Supt Art Lozier for 50% sick time above cumulative cap.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for July 2015 read & filed.
Chief Kelley stated recent interagency dive training went well; the Department currently has 12 trained divers.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for July 2015 read & filed.
Trees and planter boxes downtown have been installed.
Oak St storm drains are finished, curbing will begin Monday and blacktopping the following week.
Supt Lozier stated a DPW employee recently responded to a fire call without notification he would be leaving the job. Chief Kelley assured the Board he would address the FD members that are on the DPW about notifying Supt Lozier.
Supt Lozier stated the tractor received from the school has been adapted to groom the beach and is working very well.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 8/3/15 read & filed.
Trustee Saunders inquired about complaints on Hamilton Ave. Insp Berg stated he had investigated complaints about vehicles on trailers and found them to be allowable under NYS Vehicle Law; he has received no new noise complaints, but all such complaints would require action by the Sheriff’s Department.
Discussion of the Section 8 PHA was tabled until determination is made about requested changes & more information is available.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral execution of
intermunicipal agreement with the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor.
Resolution #25 approved, appointment of Paul J. Pacco to the Zoning Board of Appeals for term ending Sept 2016.
Resolution #26 approved, appointment of Dianne Hull to the Planning Board for term ending June 2020.
The Board discussed a report of damage to a fire department member’s personal vehicle while performing fire police duties. The Board instructed Clerk/Treas Colson to submit the claim to the insurance company.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Shawn Eggleston asked the Board about a new water hook-up on Heath Street where Michael Eggleston is building a new home. The Board explained that the only option currently available is to have a water supply agreement which Michael would need to pay attorney’s fees to implement as well as the $2,000 water connection fee. If Mr. Eggleston wishes to pay the fees involved he may submit a written request to the Board for consideration.
Edd VonSeggern stated the Post Star did not publish this meeting in the newspaper.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss sale of real estate.
Trustee Denno informed the Board that her meeting with Supervisor Lucia regarding water districts went well and Supervisor Lucia invited her and Don Rhodes of Laberge Group to present to the Town Board.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn to executive
session to discuss the sale of real estate as requested by Mayor Morreale, 7:28
At 7:51 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:52 PM.